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Feds Kill One Owl Species to Try to Save Another

Wildlife News
6 June 2017


Habitat of the Northern spotted owl continues to be imperiled by logging in Oregon because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s inaction, an environmental group claims in Federal Court.
COURTHOUSENEWS.COM

Read More: https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-kill-one-owl-species-try-save-another/
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Update: Bald Eaglets and Red-tailed Hawklet Share Same Nest in the Wild!

Wildlife News



What an unusual split family. Our Roberts Bay, Sidney, BC pair of bald eagles raises a young red-tailed hawk along with their three much faster growing and much larger eaglets.

The recent photos and videos posted to our www.Hancockwildlife.org forum from Lynda & Ian of three large eaglets about nine weeks old plus one 3 to 4 week old red-tailed hawklet in the same nest, and being very satisfactorily reared by the parent bald eagles, is quite extraordinary. However after spending the day at the site watching the six raptors interact so successfully then re-plotting the potential ages of the young raptors, and contemplating the options of how we got to today, begs some interesting thoughts.

First, this nest on the shores of the Saanich Peninsula historically has been a very successful nest, usually rearing three young, less frequently two and, like most eagles, even occasionally failing. In talking with the incredibly friendly and supportive neighbors who love 'their eagles', this nest tree has been occupied for more than 25 years. The surrounding harbors and huge areas of intertidal zone are incredibly productive. Many of the residents and fishermen that frequent the area speak of the eagles commonly taking ‘course fish’ – the undesirable by-catch thrown away by the fishermen. This pair of eagles not only lives in a subdivision on an incredibly busy fishing harbor, but they totally accept the closeness of residents, beach walkers, dogs and incessant boat traffic on the water and vehicles on the roads below. These are very successful urban eagles! I personally grew up a few miles to the south of this nest and knew of this and about five other nests in the adjacent area going back 60 years. This eagle territory was one of the first urban areas occupied by bald eagles that only 10 miles east on the nearby San Juan Island, Washington State, were not just being shot but were subject to a $2.00 bounty for their pair of legs. Yes, we humans have come a long way, with the eagles trying desperately to lead that way to cooperative sharing of the common habitat.

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Bald eagle soars back into wild after treatment at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

Wildlife News7 June 2017


Guest columnist Morgan Paksert, on staff at Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, writes on how an eagle gets a second chance at life in the wild.
CLEVELAND.COM BY CLEVELAND.COM

Read More: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/06/bald_eagle_soars_back_into_wil.html
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Bald eagle defies nature by adopting, not eating, baby hawk

Wildlife News7 June 2017


Experts say eagles most likely snatched the baby hawk from its nest with the intention of serving it as food.
VANNCOUVERISLAND.CTVNEWS.CA

Read More: http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/bald-eagle-defies-nature-by-adopting-not-eating-baby-hawk-1.3448675
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They may look frantic but young owls aren’t in distress

Wildlife News4 June 2017


Each spring, Central Oregon’s great horned owls are busy raising their young and watching over them as they learn to fly. Adolescent owls spend weeks in tree branches and on the ground as fledglings – waiting for their wing feathers to grown large enough for flight.
BENDBULLETIN.COM

Read More: http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/5347770-151/they-may-look-frantic-but-young-owls-arent?isDev=1
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Bald eagles spotted swimming in Belcarra, B.C.

Wildlife News3 June 2017


Most people will never see a swimming bald eagle in their lifetime. Cheryl Papove, however, has seen it twice – with more than one bird.
CBC.CA

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bald-eagles-can-swim-1.4145783
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Bald eagle rescued in York County euthanized

Wildlife News3 June 2017


UPDATE to previous article
A local wildlife program says it helped treat a bald eagle that was found injured on Friday.
WAVY.COM

Read More: http://wavy.com/2017/06/03/bald-eagle-hit-by-car-rescued-in-york-county/
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Bald eagle hit by car, rescued in York County

Wildlife News3 June 2017


A local wildlife program says it helped treat a bald eagle that was found injured on Friday.
WAVY.COM

Read More: http://wavy.com/2017/06/03/bald-eagle-hit-by-car-rescued-in-york-county/
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